Renea Louie, Executive Director 

The Business Council is a nonprofit association of business owners and Industry leaders that have worked tirelessly on supporting and protecting one of the most beautiful areas in the United States, while striving for a diverse, sustainable and healthy economy through education and service. ​​

As a businessperson managing a business in Douglas County or Northern Nevada, you can join the Council and discover how you can participate in building  prosperity for yourself, your community and future generations. 

Business Council Blog

The Business Council hosts a members only Blog that releases real time news on relevant topics, government meetings and votes, pending projects, and member matters.

General Membership Meetings

The general membership meets monthly for breakfast with the latest updates and speakers on hot topics you need to know. Never a charge. Meetings are open to members and invited guests. We meet at Carson Valley Inn, please check the meeting schedule for full details.


For more than three decades, the Business Council has been the leading voice developing, promoting, and advocating for the united progress of our community and a stable economy for business, encouraging the advancement and responsible economic growth in the community while respecting and preserving the beautiful place we live in. 

The Council has been serving business leaders and employers for 32 years, supporting and growing businesses and the economy. When the Council was founded in 1992, a group of professionals with a mission to support workforce development, become trusted advisors, and help business owners achieve their goals of growing and ultimately maximizing the vibrancy of Douglas County to be the premier location to Live, Work and Play while ensuring the business climate remained stable.